Personal Stories

Lauren's Story

When Lauren fainted on her ninth birthday, her mom, Theresa, called Lauren's paediatrician. Because other tests didn't give enough information to make a diagnosis, Lauren's doctor decided to give Lauren a Medtronic Reveal® Insertable Cardiac Monitor.
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Alice's Story

Over a period of several years, Alice experienced several fainting episodes, one of which ended with her being transported to a local emergency room. Alice's doctor recommended a Medtronic Reveal Insertable Cardiac Monitor, which could help him to diagnose her condition.
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Leslie's Story

Leslie grew up believing fainting was a sign of weakness. "So after I fainted, I would get right back up and keep on going." One day, Leslie fainted while shopping. This time, Leslie decided to get her fainting spells checked out.
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Margie's Story

Margie visited her doctor after fainting in the dentist's chair. Her doctor ordered some tests, but couldn’t find anything wrong with her. He referred her to a specialist, who prescribed a Medtronic Reveal Insertable Cardiac Monitor.
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Eleanore's Story

One morning, Eleanore collapsed in the bathroom. Hospital tests suggested that her collapse could be related to her heart's electrical system. To confirm a diagnosis, Eleanore's heart specialist implanted a Medtronic Reveal Insertable Cardiac Monitor.
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Robert's Story

Robert experienced fainting spells at the grocery store, at work, and at choir practice. Robert's doctor decided to give him a Medtronic Reveal Insertable Cardiac Monitor to continuously record his heart rhythm, linking his heart's activity to his fainting spells.
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Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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